GAMEDAY PREVIEW — WEEK 6
Who: Prescott Badgers at Canyon Del Oro Dorados
When: Friday, Sept. 21, 7p.m.
Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Brian M. Bergner Jr. on Twitter at @NewsSportsNotes for updates on Friday night’s game.
Coaches: Prescott — Cody Collett (5th Year); Canyon Del Oro — Dustin Peace (10th Year)
Records: Prescott (3-1, 1-0 Grand Canyon); Canyon Del Oro (3-1, 0-0 Kino)
Last Week: Prescott — Thanks to three Bryce Peters field goals, including one with 4 seconds left to tie the game at 24-24 and force overtime, and a Clay Gross game-winner, the Badgers finally earned a 27-24 win at their own personal house-of-horrors, the NAU Walkup Skydome, under head coach Cody Collett, who was 0-2 before last Friday night; Canyon Del Oro — The Dorados are coming off back-to back blowout victories over Pusch Ridge (33-7) and Amphitheater (46-0) and have won three straight overall.
Last Meeting: Canyon Del Oro 54, Prescott 21 (Nov. 14, 2008, in Tucson, Ariz.)
The Setting: Prescott’s thrilling overtime victory over rival Flagstaff a week ago made it three straight victories for Collett’s bunch, which haven’t lost since Week 1 against a state title-contending Desert Edge club, 40-17. This matchup against Canyon Del Oro is a makeup game as the two clubs were supposed to face one another in Week 2 in Tucson before lightning storms forced game officials to postpone the contest.
Players to Watch: Prescott — QB Austin Clark, Sr.; RB Silas Espitia, Jr.; SS Colton Amos, Sr.; DE/TE Aaron Greene, Jr.; Canyon Del Oro — RB Stevie Rocker, So.; KR Jose Cruz, Sr.; QB Zachary Eidenschink, Sr.
Weather Forecast: 88 degrees at kickoff, mostly clear, 7 mph NW, Sunset at 6:22 p.m.